15 days in Finland & Scandinavia Itinerary

15 days in Finland & Scandinavia Itinerary

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15 days in Finland & Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  13 h
1
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi, Finland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Oslomarka and Kon-Tiki Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Nordmarka and Sognsvann Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oslo: World's End (in Tjome) and Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum) (in Horten). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Viking Ship Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tryvann Ski Resort, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take a stroll through Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oslo trip planner .

Boston, USA to Oslo is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Oslo is 6 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Oslo can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

World's End, Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum)
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Nordmarka ©
Nordmarka
Oslomarka ©
Oslomarka
Viking Ship Museum ©
Viking Ship Museum

4
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Uppsala Domkyrka and Monteliusvagen. Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Get out of town with these interesting Stockholm side-trips: Botanical Gardens (in Uppsala) and Tyresta National Park (in Tyreso). There's more to do: head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm vacation app .

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 27°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uppsala, Tyresta National Park
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Skansen ©
Skansen

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): visit Katajanokka and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

3
nights
Levi, Finland

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, head outdoors with Scandinavian Adventures, and then stop by Jemes Sport.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Levi route builder tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 31°F and lows of 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Jemes Sport ©
Jemes Sport

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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